Tablescape Thursday - Red & Orange

This table says "summer" in the brightest way.   Hope you enjoy!  Thanks for visiting ... leave me a note ... and don't forget to click through to my website to see ny new cookbook.  It's all about entertaining in the autumn months.  Make sure you visit Susan by clicking through the favicon on the lower left ... You'll want to visit all the great tablescape sites.

Victoria Tuesday

I'm really enjoying our Victoria posts!   I don't have many of my old magazines, but I have lots of Victoria inspired recipes in my colection ... and certainly remember several parties and events that were prompted by the beautiful magazine.   Hope you enjoy my collection of vintage Rolls Royces!  Ha! Ha!

Tablescape Thursday - Moss Roses

Happy 100th Tablescape Thursday!   I wanted to have a celebratory tea party outside, but thunderstorms kept me inside so you'll just have to imagine trees and blooming roses in the background!   Here's a part of my collection of Moss Rose china.  Make sure you click through the TT icon to visit with Susan and see all the other great posts!  Hope you'll click through to take a look at my new cookbook.  I'm happy to send them out.

Moss Roses for Victoria!

I've posted a little bit of my collection of Moss Rose china for Victoria Tuesday!  Make sure you meet Lovie ... he's my ceramic dove and you'll see him in future postings.

Victoria taught us how to love all things beautiful ... and I've been putting this china pattern in that category since I was just five years old!  Make sure you click through to my website and read about my newest cookbook.   You might need a copy of Autumn Affairs or Santa Suppers Revisited.   Both books have beautiful pictures, great menus and recipes that are tried and true.

You'll also want to click through to see the other Victoria posts.

Tablescape Thursday - Seafood Fest!

Here's my Thursday Tablescape post ... had lots of fun with the big fat crab!  Be sure to click through to our hostess ... the icon is on the lower left.  You'll enjoy lots of other tablescapes!  Make sure you take the time to click through to Slice of Pie ... and take a look at my newest cookbook.

I Saved Some Big Pennies!

I'm posting for the Penny Pinching party today!  I found a real bargain on whole lobster and loaded the freezer with those bright red babies!  Make sure you click through the favicon on the lower left to visit the hostess and see lots more ways to save money.  My suggestion is to scan those grocery store ads closely and look for the less likely things you expect to find!  Miss Phoebe was happy that Gwamma found a deal!

It's Victoria Tuesday!

Hope you enjoy my Victoria post!   I enjoyed putting it together ... and love any excuse to get out the good china.  Don't forget to click through the blue Victoria favicon ... scroll down to find it on the lower left ... You'll enjoy your visit to other great Victoria posts!

It's Time for Tablescape Thursday!

this yellow Depression Glass tablescape was created for a recent photoshoot for the Tourism Bureau's quarterly magazine! It's so much fun to do these shoots. Special thanks to Susan for hosting our weekly party ... Make sure to click through her icon on the left of this post. You'll see lots of other beautiful tables!

A Tribute to Victoria Magazine!

I've posted photographs from a wedding exhibit held a year ago at the General John A. Logan Museum in Murphysboro, Illinois. The Civil War General's wife … who always referred to herself as Mrs. John A. Logan ... and never used her first name ... was an expert on etiquette during the Victorian era. She was an author and published one of the first American ladies’ magazines in the late 1800’s. I think Mary Logan would have loved Victoria!

Aren’t we lucky to have magazines … and especially magazines like Victoria. I especially remember the beautiful holiday issues … and one of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions was introduced in an early Victoria magazine. The story suggested that we traditionalists try at least one new thing on the annual Thanksgiving dinner menu. Several recipes were provided and I made one … tiny onion tarts. My dad, who had eaten the same Thanksgiving menu his whole life (short of the time he was in WWII) loved them and they became a new tradition on the annual menu!

Special thanks for this new blog party ... Click the icon on the left to visit the host site!

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